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ESTC35 - Guide to searching Canadian Media

A Guide to assist students in ESTC35 with their Media Analysis Assignment

Research Guides

Recently, the issue of "fake news" ("news" stories containing misleading, or outright false information) has been a source of much discussion and debate. U of T Librarians have created two research guides that will provide you with some good "tips and tricks" for recognizing, evaluating and avoiding false and misleading information that is published (online, or in print) under the guise of legitimate "news".

The U of T Libraries' "How do I spot Fake News" FAQ: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/faq/how-do-i-spot-fake-news provides links to some good websites to use to check the veracity of stories you find online, tips to spotting "fake news" and separating it from legitimate sources of information, and some further reading on the "fake news" phenomenon.

At UTM, Librarian Pam King hs also created a slightly more in-depth "Library Academy" guide to "fake news": http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/utmlacadfakenews This guide will help you to categorize various types of misleading information, and provides a number of valuable tips on recognizing the signs of inaccurate information online, and searching for more credible sources.